Pleasures of August


August on the Dee Marshes and the Pennine Moors, including encounters with a bolshie pheasant, a practising peregrine, and a flirty wheatear.

Dipper waiting


With half an hour to kill in Hebden Bridge, I head over to the river to see if there are any dippers around.


Solar eclipse

Photographing this morning's partial solar eclipse.

Autumn alignments

Kitchen tap shadow

Our kitchen might not be of World Heritage Site calibre just yet, but each autumn there comes a reminder that our house sits on the same spinning rock as Stonehenge and Newgrange.